Sunshine Coast Council has dedicated client managers who provide free assistance with site selection, relocation advice, navigating planning and regulatory requirements and introduction to the local business community.

A single entry point to Sunshine Coast Council

Customised site selection assistance

Financial incentives

Available to eligible applicants to help speed up project timelines and help in offsetting certain expansion, establishment or relocation costs.

Sunshine Coast Council has developed a Business Investment Framework to secure targeted and suitable investment and reinvestment in the regional economy. The Business Investment Framework provides for a range of activities including a dedicated client manager in council for each investor and – for major investment proposals – potential access to an Investment Incentive Scheme.

The Sunshine Coast Investment Incentive Scheme seeks to assist in diversifying the regional economy, creating a platform for sustained economic growth and encouraging the creation of employment opportunities for the region.

The Sunshine Coast Investment Incentive Scheme is intended to encourage business investment by helping offset various relocation/establishment costs. Offers of incentives are conditional, subject to contractual agreements and require regular reporting to council.

Eligibility for assistance under the Sunshine Coast Investment Incentive Scheme will be in accordance with specific criteria which include (but are not limited to), industry sector, number of employment opportunities created and proposed capital expenditure.

Business case development support

Data Connect

Businesses seeking to invest or reinvest in the region should first contact Alex Lever-Shaw the Head of Trade and Investment for an initial consultation with an Investment Facilitator and to confirm eligibility prior to making an application.

Business case study

Huddle Insurance

Huddle Insurance is a technology-led challenger brand in Australia’s $42 billion general insurance market.

The company’s AI-powered platform puts members in control, giving them access to rapid, reliable and lowercost insurance.

Huddle opened its new technology campus at Bokarina in 2019 with plans for significant growth.

The Certified B Corporation has turned insurance into a public good, where people are empowered to drive outcomes that create lasting value and support causes they care about.

The infrastructure and connectivity that will be available from the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network helped drive Huddle’s decision to establish their
largest national presence on the Sunshine Coast.

“The Sunshine Coast is leading the way for local governments in Australia when it comes to attracting investment in technology driven communities. The Sunshine Coast’s technology focus aligns beautifully with our core mission as a brand. We envision a world where people feel safer through the power of technology, and we harness the power of our people and community to use that technology for good.”

– Jason Wilby Founder and Joint Chief Executive

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